Short-Term Study Abroad Opportunities
Developing business Leaders with a global mindset
The Ahlers Center for International Business at the University of San Diego (USD) sponsors short-term graduate business study abroad options in Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Asia. These opportunities are open to graduate students from around the world, providing a truly international experience. Each location offers a choice of graduate courses, giving participants the opportunity to study topics particularly relevant to their individual career goals.
Short-term options include our International Practicum courses taught by USD faculty abroad. The following information is for the courses. Please visit our International Practicum page for more information about this unique opportunity.
Short Term courses abroad
Students learn about the business and economic environment of the country and region they choose through course work (up to six units at each location), expert guest speakers, an integrated schedule of on-site company visits, and the opportunity to participate in socio-cultural, group activities. Business courses are taught in English by internationally recognized faculty and are fully accredited by the AACSB-International Association for Management Education.
The purpose of these programs is to expose participants via immersion to international business practice, organization, and strategy, and to sensitize participants to cultural differences that influence effective international interaction.
Admission is open to graduate students currently enrolled and in good standing at business schools around the world. Those who have completed graduate business programs are also eligible to apply. Graduate students in international relations, communications, law, engineering, computer science, and other related fields may also be accepted, but must be able to meet course prerequisites and will be asked to send additional material. Participants from non-English speaking countries must be able to pursue instruction in English.
Program costs vary by location. Please consult the detailed program page for your individual program of choice in order to receive itemized details on expected costs. Or contact the Ahlers Center for more details.
Some of the programs also include a distance-learning portion which utilizes Blackboard, one of the leading web-based teaching tools that apply innovative technologies to facilitate course design and enrich students' learning experiences. Access to these courses is available only to enrolled students. Students will need access to the internet and have audio in and audio out for the live, classroom session using Blackboard.